Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interview with Lorraine Ford of The Beauty of Dolls; Vintage and New

 This month, we are sharing an interview with my Facebook friend, Lorraine Ford.  Lorraine is a member of two of my favorite groups, including one devoted to "Walda" dolls and The Beauty of Dolls.  She is a master at doll display and has a wonderful, eclectic collection.  Her Halloween dolls inspire awe and envy, and she is generous with her treasures and friendly.

An Assortment of Old Compo Dolls.  Courtesy, Lorraine Ford


1. Tell us when you started to collect.

I started collecting dolls about 20 years ago

2. Describe the dolls you started to collect first and how your tastes have change.

I used to collect only old or vintage and Barbies. My mom bought me the Xmas one for the last 10 years. Then,  I got a few Monster High dolls.  I also  have some of the Disney princess dolls.

Courtesy, Lorraine Ford

 3.  Describe some of your favorite dolls to collect.

Old bisque, composition.

A Lovely Display Including Yolanda Bello and Royal Doulton Figurines

4.  Tell us what some of your favorite types of dolls are.

I love old worn loved dolls. They make me cry. I

want to save them all.

Courtesy, Lorraine Ford. Great Teddies!

5. Tell us if you like to sew for your dolls.

 I have hand sewed dresses for dolls. I think they deserve that much.

Tell us what you are looking for.

A Great Variety of Dolls!
Courtesy, Lorraine Ford

Living Dead Dolls Admired by Lorraine, courtesy Lorraine Ford

6. Tell us about any dolls you might be looking for.

I'm not looking, but if I come across any old dolls I can afford, I would be interested

And I have started collecting Walda dolls. They is so misunderstood


Thursday, October 19, 2017

November Sneak Peek!!

November Sneak Peek
Our wonderful  cover is fairly dancing with automatons is just a hint of what’s waiting in this issue.
There is a great piece on Japanese Art dolls; with interest in fine Japanese dolls growing, especially Friendship dolls, the well-illustrated study by Alan Scott Pate is timely.
Printed cloth dolls sold in panels to cut and sew have entered the realm of folk art in some circles.  Many collectors delight in the original panels, as well as in the dolls.  Read more about them in this article by Linda Holderbaum.
Our own Samy Odin has provided a terrific article on a rare Jumeau.
Don’t forget our Auction results and features, doll show notes, collectibles column, UFDC updates, terrific illustrations, and much more!
Happy Collecting!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Award Winning Dolls from the Texas State Fair

See the link below; there is still an interest in vintage and old dolls!  Thanks to my friend Jeff G. for sharing.

A Few Friends

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Award Winning Dolls from the Texas State Fair: Sent by my friend and colleague, Jeff G., a Renaissance Man

October 2017 Issue Faves!

The November Sneak Peek is just around the corner, but in midst of a gorgeous October, I thought I'd share some of my faves from the current issues!  As Barry Manilow sings, "How I hate it when October Goes!!!!"

1. Do you love spooky stories?  I do, with all things Halloween.  We feature in this issue a terrific Halloween Doll Story!

2. ADC is up and current on all doll news; here is our take on The National Doll Festival, held in Orlando this year.

3.  Cloth dolls and cloth doll artists are becoming ever more popular.  Read our feature on Martha Chase and her dolls for more.

4. Read about Stella by Connie Lowe, a beautiful little girl of The Depression, and the loving memory that inspired Stella Creation. 

And, of course, there's more!!

Don't miss our October issue!!

Tuxedo the Halloween Cat with Vintage Dolls and Bears

Tuesday, October 3, 2017